Phone us on 0191 227 4700


Sport Central
Northumbria University
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne 

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 06:00-22:00
Saturday: 07:00-21:30
Sunday: 07:00-21:30

Please refer to individual facilities for example Fitness Centre for specific opening times.

Bank Holiday Facility Opening hours

Monday 25th August 2014.

Sport Central will be open on the Bank Holiday 10am - 4pm. The group exercise programme will include lunchtime Revolution only.

Customer Notices

1. Swimming Pool Opening Times
Following a swimming pool opening hour’s trial, customer feedback and a change in pool programming we have created a new timetable which will be operational from Monday 30th June 2014.

Please note the main change is we will be allocating 6 lanes to public swimming at our identified peak times which are 07:00-08:00, 12:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00 Monday to Friday.

Please familiarise yourself with our new timetable here.

Customer feedback is always valued, please use; Give us a minute cards, our website or speak directly to a member of staff.

2. Smartcard Access

From the 1st September 2014 we will be enforcing without exception Membership Term and Condition 2.1 Sport Central Smartcard (“mifare card”).

All members require a Smartcard in order to access the facilities at the various sites.

Staff and Student members of Northumbria University Sport will have their access privileges uploaded to their Northumbria University Smartcard. Replacement cards must be acquired from Northumbria University Library at the associated fee payable in full by the member.

Associate, Public and Concession members will be provided with a Smartcard as part of their membership package which will be uploaded with access rights appropriate to their choice of membership package. There will be a £10 charge for replacement cards.

Book a tour

To book a tour of this amazing £30 million sports facility telephone Sport Central Reception on 0191 227 4700 or email


There is no parking on site at Sport Central.

However,  there is a car park at City Campus East and there is also an NCP car park on John Dobson street which is a short walk from Sport Central.

Contact Us

Got a comment, query or question about Sport Central?
Then get in touch with a member of our team

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